Philippe and Macron well placed in the opinion of the French, according to a survey

In the last barometer of the weekly Paris Match, the former Prime Minister is the second political figure to collect the most “good opinions”, after Nicolas Hulot. The Head of State is in 5th place in the ranking.

A few days after creating his new political party, the former Prime Minister and current mayor of Le Havre Édouard Philippe seems to enjoy unfailing popularity, as shown the latest Ifop barometer for Paris Match, who credits the former LR with 58% of good opinions (-1), which places him in second place behind Nicolas Hulot (63%), who remains the favorite political figure of the French according to this ranking.

As the weekly indicates, Edouard Philippe seduces 7 out of 10 right-wing supporters, half of the voters of the National Rally, but also 90% of the marchers, which makes him a strong support for Emmanuel Macron a few months before the presidential election of 2022.

The President of the Republic, in fact, is also well placed in this barometer, with 47% of favorable opinions (a stable figure), in 5th place in the ranking and tied with his Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire ( 47%) and in front of its Prime Minister Jean Castex (45%). All the ministers of the executive branch out in this ranking, the biggest drops concerning Olivier Véran (-6) and Jean-Michel Blanquer (-4). Roselyne Bachelot, for her part, also drops by 2 points, but is doing well, with 56% of good opinions.

Left and right to the trouble

While the presidential campaign is gradually being put in place, the various members of the opposition stall in this poll. On the right, all the pundits are down, including the candidates Valérie Pécresse (-6%), Éric Ciotti (-5%), Xavier Bertrand (-3%) and Michel Barnier (-3% also). In the end, it is the president of Hauts-de-France who comes first for the right-wing contenders with 40% of favorable opinions, far from Nicolas Sarkozy, meanwhile credited with 46%.

On the left, the mayor of Paris and candidate for the Socialist Party Anne Hidalgo falls to 37% in this poll (-6). For their part, Arnaud Montebourg (-1), Jean-Luc Mélenchon (+3) and Yannick Jadot (+4) enjoy a score of 38, 34 and 34% respectively. Note that on the left, it is the mayor of Lille Martine Aubry who remains in the lead with 49% of good opinions.

Finally, more to the right on the political spectrum, and while the polemicist Éric Zemmour leaves suspense on his candidacy, Marine Le Pen remains at a very low rate with 29% of good opinions, while Nicolas Dupont-Aignan stagnates in the same percentage.

Survey conducted by telephone from October 6 to 7, 2021 with a sample of 1,007 people, representative of the French population aged 18 and over. The representativeness of the sample was ensured by the quota method (sex, age, occupation of the head of household, level of education) after stratification by region and category of agglomeration.

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